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Classic Crap: The Betty Hutton Show - ''Rosemary's Romance''

Published 1959

Another episode of that unpopular and unfunny "classic" TV series ''The Betty Hutton Show'', complete with poor script, bad acting, annoying laugh-track and lousy production values.


Please remember that most shows aired in the 1950's were better than this crap.


Run time 25:24
Production Company Desilu
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White


Reviewer: snarkoftriumph - - September 7, 2011
Subject: egad
bad... just bad.
Reviewer: 60skid - - January 2, 2010
Subject: life in the shadows
this was the last real attempt for miss hutton to get back the big stardom she had during world war two. her show suffered from a rising donna reed show during a peaking year by ABC TV 1959-60 where CBS was almost topped as no 1. anyway after this ms hutton did a few guest shots and had her last marriage resulting in another child past 40! then she made the complete trip to life in the shadows and became subject of the question, What ever happened to ?
Reviewer: TVonthePorch - - January 2, 2010
Subject: Don't take it seriously
...because they surely weren't taking it seriously when they made it!

I thought this episode was fun. Corny and broad, yes, and with an unlikely story that almost implodes on itself in the end, but the final shot saves it. With just a look, the two antagonists effectively say to the audience "come on, get real, this is just a silly TV show after all!" Fade out.
Reviewer: oldbob51 - - November 9, 2009
Subject: Ugh!
Pretty bad. Not even the leg shots helped.
Reviewer: Bedtime4Bonzo - - October 14, 2009
Subject: david lynch reference to this show?
If you've ever seen David Lynch's very short-lived tv comedy "On the Air", the lead of the show is "Betty Hudson". I think the name of the show (which is comically bad) is "The Betty Hudson Show". Just a thought.
Reviewer: Noah 8-? - - January 20, 2009
Subject: Showcasing Betty Hutton
Ok.... So this isn't classic Donna Reed.... It's Betty Hutton. This is a Showcase for the Bright an' Bubbly Happy-Go-Lucky character we's wanted more of... It's just that any character needs a bit of plot to help. Dumb writing and dead end story lines - even touchy-feely feel-good everyone-lives-happily-ever-after dead ends are just that....dead ends. Betty Hutton is a CHEERFUL character ! period.

And this is NOT "Rosemary's Romance" - even if it DOES start out making reference to a vacation. This is in actuality (drum roll here.....) "Gullible Goldie" episode 26 aired 600331 (March 31st 1960) even though the credits say MCMXL. See This is from DesiLu studios and they might even have the entire series.

When we first see 'Goldie' we are treated to a lovely set of almost perfect gams topped by a white sunsuit.... did I say 'white'? Working under a car? with an also spotless hand rag? Reality tv this ain't!

However, we ALSO see (ta da !) Ellen Corby - great character actress (yes, actRESS, female form of actOR)Ellen Corby of the perennial 'little old lady'type as seen in Andy Griffith Show and Grandma Walton.

Also among the children there is, can it be? (gasp) Angela Cartwright? at about 8 years old... but she has too many teeth for 8 years old and wasn't Angela doing "make Room For Daddy" about that time? Welllllll, it's almost Angela Cartwright. That's her older sister, Veronica Cartwright.... (See a devil of a time hunting that one down...

Of course there's the boy with the freckles and lotsa hair from Beaver Cleaver's class room (don't remember his name).

All in all It's lackluster and unbelievable. Its writers are amaturish if not secondary-schoolish. This is what one would expect from Avondale High School's Drama Class project. This is what happens when potentially great talent is made into a sow's ear.

But I'd rather have this than any 'reality survival/race/contest of the t's & a's.

Noah 8-?
Reviewer: Strandlund - - January 20, 2009
Subject: Dreadful...
Thank God this isn't THE BETTY HUTTON HOUR.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - - January 20, 2009
Subject: I Uploaded This
I love both anime and Classic TV and this is garbage.
Reviewer: NoiseCollector - - January 20, 2009
Subject: Looks like somthing an anime hater would upload
Or a classic tv lover... go figure.
Reviewer: Meatpies - - January 20, 2009
Subject: I downloaded this poop
And because of my doing so, God probably killed a kitten.